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>> reporter: police say this man, carlos montana was behind the wheel of the subaru outback that hit the nuns. they said sister mosier was in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt. she died on the scene. police say montana, who was 23 years old was speeding and under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and this isn't first time he's driven drunk ncht the driver of the subaru has been charged, speed and contr alcohol were factors in accident. dui, third offense in five years, involuntary manslaughter and driving on revoked dui related. >> i feel sorry for him. a person who who drinks a lot is a person with sickness and needs treatment. >> reporter: the nuns were coming here for a retreat scheduled to start today. the two nuns remain in critical
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condition but police say they are expected to survive. the driver of the car that hits them also remains in the hospital. darcy spencer, news 4 today. tragic. let's get a look at what kind of day we'll be having today. we had a nice weekend. >> we did have a nice weekend. what a wonderful cool afternoon it was. the clouds came back after a morning sunshine and brought sprinkles around downtown washington and lowered our mid afternoon temperatures into the low 70s. it was 72 degrees at 5:00 in the afternoon yesterday. what month is this? felt like september. it was wonderful. now it is 73 here in washington. 69 degrees in prince george's county and 68 in win chester and 6 in the beautiful panhandle of west virginia. a few lone some rain drops traveling northbound out of southern prince george's county.
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just enough for a couple of swipes on the wiper blade. that will be about it. a chance for showers cooking up this afternoon. high pressure generally in charge of the weather but a lot of moisture and a shower will be a possibility later on this afternoon but not expecting any severe weather and temperatures, one last day cooler than average. enjoy it. >> let's head out and see how we're doing as monday morning gets under way along the 95 corridor, moving along nicely. there is trouble on the beltway north of town in maryland about an accident. on the top side of the screen, we're coming to a grinding halt, the accident on the inner loop at new hampshire avenue, police, fire and rescue crews are on the scene. we don't have late information yet, if the traffic flow is any indicator, one or more lanes are blocked. we'll keep you updated. >> thanks very much.
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metro riders get an extra day before a new fare hike goes into effect. paper tickets will go up a quarter more per trip, the peak of the peak fee will take place between 4 and 6 which can p.m. during the week. it was supposed to begin today and people we talked with say they are willing to pay if metro is willing to make some improvements. >> if the service gets better, i'll be fine. if the trains run on time, i can't afford a car in the city. i'll pay it. >> metro officials had to upgrade the computer system. a stabbing spree at the local party venue along annapolis road. around 6:00 last night a large fight broke out at the catering
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hall. several people drove away in a black suv heading towards the beltway. they were holding a crab feast at the time and say they weren't having problems. >> everyone was having a good time eating and dancing and went back to work for a few minutes and here comes the news to me that somebody was stabbed. >> people have not re -- police have not released the names or ages of the victims and do not have suspects at this time. the widow of a volunteer paramedic is now filing a wrongful death suit. mallard's wife was one of four people who died in the crash in prince george's county. his attorney says he deserves the compensation because of negligence of federal aviation air traffic controllers. this is the second wrongful death lawsuit filed as a result
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of that crash. lippy filed a $50 million lawsuit back in march. police are investigating a deadly kayaking accident. 24 hours earlier, huggens and his teenage nephew were okay aking in alexandria. huggins kayak tipped off. it's not clear what caused the ok kayak to turn over. a man's bod way was found in the tracks but he did not have any i.d. and no one who knows him has come forward so far. police canvassed the area handing out flyers with a sketch of the man. officers say he was apparently in his 30s and appeared to be avid runner.
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>> i can't anybody not being reported missing after a week and not having people notice. he appeared to be something very fit, youngish, you're thinking this is something that has to have community -- you know a connection somewhere. >> police are asking anyone who knows anything about this man to come forward. a warning to those of you who live in fairfax county, somebody has been creating home made bombs and placing them in mailboxes. so far no one has been seriously hurt. they do contain shredded aluminum. derrick ward reports. >> reporter: the devices have been crude but dank rourks showing up in fairfax county. >> it is these kind of mixture of drano or some other kind of liquid and left in people's mailboxes. we've had 12 incidents and i know of four in the past week.
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>> reporter: it's not only mailboxes but some have been left on lawns and they often look like harmless trash but they are not. no one has been injured in the latest rash of incidents but that doesn't make it any less serious to those affected. >> i think it's probably teenagers who have too much time on their hands. i don't think they realize the seriousness of what can happen if one of these explodes. >> reporter: police have put out a warning to be on the lookout for anything suspicious going on around their mailboxes or yards, unusual activity like vehicles stopping at mailboxes late at night. that should raise a red flag. many dread the junk mail or bills, now another reason for some to be on guard. >> i'll be more careful than i have been in the past. maybe i'll rattle it a little bit to see if there's anything other than paper there. >> reporter: fairfax county put out a similar warning two years ago when there was the same kind
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of occurrences. no word on whether authorities think those are related but they want citizens to report anything suspicious, taking note of vehicles or persons who linger around mailboxes with no good reason to be there. vigilance is up now. >> one neighbor said this has ended my good deed of picking up trash around the area. >> no one has been seriously hurt yet but one woman was burned when picking up a plastic bottle. michelle obama, not only making headlines but writing them as well. >> a woman is charged with endangering her son. will start of your workweek be as beautiful as the weekend we just had.
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a good monday morning, i'm chuck bell. not a lot of rainfall to worry about just yet. it is 66 degrees right now in montgomery village, 69 in rockville, 70 degrees in falls church. radar showing a couple of sprinkles along the lower neck and southern prince george's county. no heavy rain expected out of these. but there are a couple of swipes on the wiper blades may be anticipated.
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the mid-90s are on their way back by wednesday. >> hot digty dog. >> we look forward to it like an ingrown toe nail. >> new york avenue, all of major roadways doing fine of the kenilworth avenue, no concerns there. let's see if anything is happening south of town to the wilson bridge, we're okay. between university boulevard and new hampshire avenue, police are dealing with an accident. heads-up for that. >> you can put your shoe back on, we'd appreciate that. our time now is 4:42. 71 degrees. still to come, the troubled oil well may be days from being sealed forever. now bp is taking heat on another front for how it handled the
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our time is 4:44. a nun from richmond is dead and two others injured after being hit head on by a drunk driver in bristow as the women were driving to mass. denise mosier was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the other car has been charged with dui and had been charged three times before and had his license revoked. four people are hurt after a stabbing at a local catering hall at 6:00 last night. witnesses saw several people flee in a black suv, a church was hold ag crab feast at the time. police are trying to figure out what caused a kayaker to overturn.
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hugg ins and his nephew were kayaking on saturday. metro riders will get a reprieve. the fare increases start tomorrow instead of today. the price stays the same if you have a smart card. the 20 cent peak of the peak fee will take effect for trips from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. during the week. metro officials had to delay the fee to upgrade the computer system. the final preparations are under way for the static kill which could start as early as today. this would be the first step towards permanently sealing off the broken well a mile deep under water. kristen dahlgren reports from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: out at the well overnight, last minute preparation that's could by tonight have hundreds of barrels of mud filling the leaking well. >> a sequence of events that have been to be followed before they can pump mud into --
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>> reporter: mud will pour in from the top, the so-called static kill followed by a bottom kill in about a week. in louisiana's bayous there were signs of a beginning. >> i would eat the food and feed to to my family. >> reporter: for knows who live here, the spill is a dark stain on everything and the biggest fear now of being forgotten as work moves forward. >> millions of gallons of oil beneath the surface. i guarantee you in the next couple of years, we have serious work to do. >> reporter: work they are now bracing for, even as they pray. >> asking god's protection on our waterways as well for the restoration and cleanup efforts and safety of the men and women working. >> reporter: that this could really be the week that brings them one huge step closer to the
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end. the coast guard has committed to being a part of the cleanup through the end of this year. kristen dahlgren, venice, louisiana. bp is now defending the way it used chemicals to break up the oil. bp spokesman says the company worked hand in hand with the coast guard and epa since the beginning. edward marky says bp carpet bombed the ocean with these chemicals with coast guard approval. the long-term effects on sea life are unknown he says. bp's chief operating officer says he would eat seafood and feed it to his family. doug suttles made the comment. some states have started reopening waters to fishing. there is concern over damage to seafood to the oil and chemical dispersan dispersants. sut lz cited testing saying they
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would not allow fishing if the fish are not safe to eat. michelle obama has made a personal mee for healthier school lunches. encouraging congress to pass the child nutrition bill. with would require more fruits and vegetables and whole grains as well as less falt and salt. it would help to eliminate junk food in vending machines. the number of low income children eligible for free and reduced cost meals will also expand. president obama starts under fire about the economy. we'll get jobless numbers this week as he heads to chicago. what about the bush tax cuts? will congress let them expire. tracy potts looks at tough decisions ahead. >> until the economy has rebounded fully and people are feeling better, we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: the problem is clear, it's the solution that has washington stumped.
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what to do about the bush tax cuts. >> tax cuts with borrowed money and at the end of the day, that proves disastrous. >> reporter: will congress let the tax cuts expire? essentially raising taxes? >> you cannot raise taxes on the american people in the middle of a recession. >> i don't see any reason why we should renew a tax cut that only gives a tax cut to the wealthiest people in america. >> reporter: the alternatives republicans say stop spending, stimulus bailouts health care. >> on a path to double the national debt in five years and triple it in ten. >> reporter: unemployment numbers come out friday. alan greenspan doesn't expect much improvement this year. economic uncertainties put the recovery on hold. >> feels like quasicy resession.
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>> reporter: when we see the numbers on friday, be on the lookout for what we've seen in the past few months, more jobs but a higher unemployment rate indicating that a lot of people have given up on finding work. tracy potts, nbc news, washington. a new york woman is facing charges after writing derogatory words on her blind son's forehead. they were both arrested on child endangerment charges, they wrote vulgar heads on the forehead of pearson's 10-year-old son. he went to summer school with the words still visible. they now have a date in court. a california actress lindsay lohan was released from jail minutes ago at 1:35 pacific time. this is file video. seems she left today through a side door and most cameras did not capture her departure.
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she'll go straight to a rehab program for 90 days. she landed in jail on july the 20th for violating probation in her 2007 dui case. 11 days? >> can she just go away? >> i have no more comments to make. >> we can talk about the weather instead. it was a lovely day yesterday. looks like more of the same. >> this is a topic that people will want to hear about today. even know it's a monday, we're going to kind of waste one of cooler days on a monday, that's all right. a lot of people on summer vacation this fine week, what you're doing up at 4:52 in the morning on vacation is still not clear to me. outside, still a cloudy sky, temperatures are mild. we're going to have a very pleasant day today. a little bit of sunshine will get through the clouds later on today. that will be cooler than average for once again, that will make the first two days in a row to start off the month of august
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cooler than average and last two days in july were cooler than average as well. a dew point of 62 degrees. the humidity kind of high. some light rain showers now, southern prince george's and anne arundel into southern maryland, be ready for a couple of light rain drops. temperatures climbing up into the mid-80s. high pressure will be in charge of our weather for the next several days. as it moves away, our temperatures will warm up. today we'll call partly cloudy and isolated showers, maybe a rumble or two of thunder. temperatures climbing up into the lower 90s. if you're driving down to the beach, tuesday and wednesday look a-okay to me. you should have invited me though. and 87 today, 91 tomorrow then the summer of 2010 returns, 96 on wednesday, 95 on thursday and
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93 or 94 on friday with only scattered to isolated chances for rain showers. next weekend looking good. >> let's head out and see if the traffic is looking good. so far we're okay, outer loop looking good. inner loop, they were stopping trafficly intermittently to put up cables there. looks like they are almost done. the beltway, inner loop at new hampshire avenue, still dealing with the accident. it does appear there's at least one travel lane closed. lucky to find an outer loop delay. keep you updated on that. it's no secret president obama is a big basketball fan. he shared that love with his daughter. >> the president took his daughter sasha and one of her friends to cheer on the washington mystics, both girls wore jerseys.
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it looks like the president may have given the team a home court advantage yesterday. the mystics beat the shock 87-62. that's the largest margin victory so far this reason. >> looks like the president is explaining the game to his young daughter and her good friend. >> father/daughter bonding always nice. >> 4:55 now, 71 degrees, coming up, a major step forward tore dick cheney on his road to recovery, the latest on the former vice president's condition. it's been a cleveland park institution for two decades, one popular restaurant is closing its doors forever.
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former vice president dick cheney plans to head home from the hospital soon. his daughter confirmed cheney is out of intensive care at northern virginia hospital and hopes to be released later this week to continue recuperating at home. he is suffer from con jestive hart failure. montgomery county police will crack down on unsafe drivers, including speeding and tailgating and running relates. they will enforce aggressive driving laws during the next week. police suggest adding extra time
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to your trip and keeping your cool with other drivers. after 20 years of serving up classic greek cuisine a popular restaurant closed its doors for good. >> yanni's said the landlord raise the the rent so much, they could no longer afford to stay open. people say it was more than a restaurant. >> i've been eating here twice a week for the past 20 years, this is our favorite table. and it's heartbreaking they are leaving. >> i help in the kitchen, then i worked as a waiter and manager, it's a family thing. we get together and sit down at the end and have dinners and talk. >> the ten people who work there are now looking for other jobs. we wish them well. >> too bad to see it close. >> stay with us, "news 4 today" continues now at 5:00 a.m.
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>> good morning, i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang, welcome to quts news 4 "today." it is 71 degrees, a little left over coolness from the weekend. we had wonderful weekend weather and chuck bell has more for us. >> did you enjoy the cool weather? >> it was really nice. >> felt so nice to sit outside and not sweat the whole time you were out there. we have one more cooler than average day coming. that will be today and will make four days in a row cooler than average. enjoy it because i promise you one thing, it's not going to last. outside on your monday morning, plenty of clouds out there, a little light rain falling as well. temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s right now. 72 or 73 in downtown washington. there are showers on the radar
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as well. 70 degrees in falls church, 74 in annapolis and high pressure is in charge of our weather. a little bit of a south easterly flow is bringing in rain from the chesapeake bay and atlantic. they are starting to increase in coverage, eastern prince george's county into portions of annapolis and even sprinkles in howard county. a couple of passing light rain showers this morning then we'll get a break then a chance for more showers later on this afternoon. rainfall amgounts, probably les than a tenth of an inch. we go back into the 90s tomorrow and mid-90s for the middle of the week. >> we have been warned. let's see how the monday morning commute is going. not bad at all. interstate 66, lanes are open to the beltway, towards fair oaks or continuing to centerville or manassas, that too looks good.
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the earlier accident on the inner loop at new hampshire avenue appears to have been cleared. we'll put back here and see, no delay here. the outer loop a little volume at university boulevard. >> metro riders get an extra day before a new fare hike goes into effect. paper tickets will go up a quarter more per trip. the 20 cent peak of the peak fee will take place between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. during the week. the increase will not apply to morning fares until later this month. people we talked with say they are willing to pay if metro is willing to make some improvements n improvements. a roman catholic nun was supposed to attend a religious retreat but was struck by a drunk driver. mosier was on her way to mass and they were hit head on. the other driver did not have a driver's license and had been
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arrested for drunken driving several times before. darcy spnser reports. >> reporter: denise mosier, a 66-year-old nun was killed in a collision in prince william county when a drunk driver crossed center line and hit the car she was riding in head on. the crash happened about 8:20 sunday morning. there were three nuns in the car, they were heading to the 9:00 mass at the saint benedict monastery about five miles away. >> sister denise was a very spiritual person and jovial happy person and loved music and dance and she loved teaching. as a matter of fact, she spent seven years teaching in africa. >> reporter: police say this man, carlos montano was behind the wheel of the subaru outback that hit the nuns. he hit a guardrail.
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and crossed into their path. they said sister mosier was in the back seat and was not wearing a seat belt. she died on the scene. police say montana, who was 23 years old was speeding and under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and this isn't first time he's driven drunk >> the driver of the subaru has been charged. speed and alcohol were factors in the accident. dui, third offense in five years, involuntary manslaughter and driving on revoked dui related. >> i feel sorry for him. i think a person who drinks a whole lot has an alcohol problem which is a sickness and needs treatment. >> reporter: the nuns were coming here for a retreat scheduled to start today. the two nuns remain in critical condition but police say they are expected to survive. the driver of the car that hit them also remains in the hospital. darcy spencer, news 4 today. four people are injured after a fight at the local party
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venue at a catering hall. an event was taking place at the time of the stabbings, tracee wilkins has more. >> reporter: police are still sorting out exactly what happened here and why it happened. but according to police multiple people were stabbed after multiple people were involved in a fight. this happened yesterday evening here on 4450. there was a crab feast event held inside and it appears the stabbing happened after the event was over outside of the venue. police are looking for several suspects who fled in a black suv. no other information other than that. last check, three people were in stable condition, one person in critical condition. they believe again this happened after this event was over with or as the event was letting out.
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police don't know if the people involved were actually inside taking part in the event or showed up after the fact. all of this is still being investigated. i'm tracee wilkins, back to you in the studio. >> thanks very much. >> now to the gulf oil disaster, the final preparations are underway for the static kill. it is first step towards permanently sealing off the broken well a mile deep under water. kristen dahlgren reports from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: out at the well overnight, last minute preparation that's could by tonight have hundreds of barrels of mud filling the leaking well. >> a sequence of events that have been to be followed before they can pump mud into -- >> reporter: mud will pour in from the top, the so-called static kill followed by a bottom kill in about a week. in louisiana's bayous there were
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signs of a new beginning. >> i would eat the food and feed it to my family. >> reporter: for those who live here, the spill is a dark stain on everything and the biggest fear now of being forgotten as work moves forward. >> millions of gallons of oil hiding below the surface. you fly around and it may not look so bad. in the next couple of years, we have serious work to do. >> reporter: work they are now bracing for, even as they pray. >> asking god's protection on our waterways as well for the restoration and cleanup efforts and for the safety of our men and women working. >> reporter: that this could really be the week that brings them one huge step closer to the end. the coast guard has committed to being a part of the cleanup through at least the end of this year. kristen dahlgren, venice, louisiana.
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first lady michelle obama takes her issue of healthy eating to the pages of your local newspaper. >> weather and
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good monday morning, i'm chuck bell. plenty of clouds out there this morning, a little bit of light rain in the even suburbs down towards the bay into beautiful southern maryland.
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upper 60s and low 70s right now. a couple of sprinkles to the west of annapolis, extending down through prince george's county and southern parts of charles county, western parts of saint mary's county and couple of sprinkles around the northern neck as well. most of the rain right now is east i-95. we'll have a chance to cook up an afternoon shower or thundershower today. the only knock on the forecast is we'll be back into the mid and upper 90s as we head to the middle of the week. >> let's see how we're doing. one of sprinkles, a little bit of light rain over prince george's county. route 4 may be a little bit wet. be cautious. let's head over to the district by way of kenilworth avenue. plenty of construction barrels, you will have lanes passable for the morning commute. out at the wilson bridge, no
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worry there's. earlier accident at new hampshire avenue is now gone. eun and joe? >> 5:11 is your time, 72 degrees, you probably have them in your cabinets at home. popular cleaning products could be deadly in the hands of your children. move over snooki, the jersey shore has an unexpected visitor.
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here's a look at the top stories we're following, a nun from richmond was killed after being hit on by a drunk driver. denise mosier was sitting in the back seat and pronounced dead at the scene. police say the driver of the other car had been charged with dui three times before and had his license revoked. four people are injured after a stabbing at a local catering hall around 6 :00 last night. police have no suspects. witnesses saw several people flee in a black suv. an event was taking place at the time of the stabbings rngts police are trying to figure out what caused a kayaker to overturn. they found the body near the
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area where his kayak tipped over. they were kayaking near the bell haven marina near alexandria. new price hikes were supposed to start today but decided to wait until tomorrow so they can get out the word. megan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, metro's second phase of fare increases have been postponed because of confusion about the posted fare charts in the stations. the delay will allow metro to actually post new signs on the fare machines telling riders the new fare charts refer to smart card ugsers only. the new fares on the charge does not apply to people using paper fare cards, those using paper cards will pay 25 more than posted on the sign. they are trying to encourage people to switch over to the
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smart cards but because that is not stated on the charts, there is confusion about what is the difference and they want to clarify all of that, and get the new signs up there so people know what they are going to be paying. the 20 cent evening peak of the peak fare increase that was supposed to take effect. that is also being postponed and will take effect on tuesday. they are hoping the new signage will clarify everything so people will no exactly what they will be paying for their trip. bottom line here, everything has been postponed by one day so they can get those signs up and running. back to you. >> megan, thank you. >> police are on the lookout for vandal who's trashed a virginia water park this weekend. they struck early on saturday morning and take a look at the damage that the water works at andrew light park. the prince william park authority took the pictures.
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they dumped hamburgers and pretzels and french fries into the main pool and tossed tables and chairs in the pool as well. the damage was so bad, the main pool had to be drained and sanitized and refilled. the pool should be reopen today. former vice president dick cheney hopes to head home from the hospital soon. doctors performed open heart surgery last month. his daughter confirmed cheney is out of intensive care at the northern virginia hospital and hopes to be released to continue recuperating at home. cheney is suffering from con jess tif heart failure. we'll get july's jobless numbers later this week. what about about the bush tax cuts? and will congress let them expire. tracy potts will look at tough decisions ahead. >> until the economy has
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rebounded fully and people are feeling better, we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: the problem is clear, it's the solution that has washington stumped. what to do about the bush tax cuts. >> tax cuts with borrowed money and at the end of the day, that proves disastrous. >> reporter: will congress let the tax cuts expire essentially raising tax snz >> you cannot raise taxes on the american people in the middle of a recession. >> i don't see any reason why we should renew a tax cut that only gives a tax cut to the wealthiest people in america. >> reporter: the alternatives republicans say stop spending, stimulus bailout, health care. >> on a path to double the national debt in five years and triple it in ten. >> reporter: unemployment numbers come out friday. alan greenspan doesn't expect much improvement this year. he says, economic uncertainties put the recovery on hold.
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>> it feels like quasirecession. >> reporter: when we see the numbers on friday, be on the lookout for what we've seen in the past few months, more jobs but a higher unemployment rate indicating that a lot of people have given up on finding work. tracy potts, nbc news, washington. first lady michelle obama has made a plea for healthier school lunches. she wrote an op-ed piece in the "washington post." encouraging more whole grains and less fat and salt in breakfast and lunch food and eliminating junk food at schools. the number of low income children eligible for free and reduced-cost meals will also expand under the bill. >> we have a warning for people with young children.
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household cleaners are toxic and can be dangerous in the hands of kids. more than a quarter million children under five has been rushed to the hospital after ib jesting household cleaners, half happened with spray bottles. >> they have a nozle that you can turn that would change the stream or close the stream, but that's not necessarily child resistant. >> experts urge parents to keep cleaners locked away in cabinets and in original containers. we're approaching 5:21. it's going to be a change from a lovely weekend. >> we know it couldn't last forever but we finished july with two days cooler than average and starting august with two days cooler than average. a little bit of a break. that means the next 27 days will be hotter than average outside. >> i can tell you our above
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average temperatures are no more than two days away. 72 here in washington this morning, 74 in annapolis, 71 in waldorf and 70 degrees in quantico. there are light rain showers showing up and most of them are to the east of i-95. you folks down towards waldorf be on the lookout for passing rain showers this morning, enough to get you and make you mad first thing. we may cook up a stray shower or thunderstorm later today. no severe weather expected. temperatures cooler than average for today. if it is your breakaway day for the beach, not necessarily the best beach day but tuesday and wednesday down at the ocean looks pleasant with temperatures in the mid to upperle 0's. if if you're sticking around washington, get ready to crank the ac, temperatures back above average early tomorrow and ugly hot and humid as we get back towards wednesday and thursday.
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heat index is back near 100 degrees. >> yes, i do indeed. let's head out and see how the commute is going. so far so east washington, south capitol street, 295, very quiet morning. not to worry, everything is moving along quite nicely. 395 to the 14th street bridge, there's a few folks taking about 55 miles an hour and realize you have to move very quickly to the right and they are slamming on brakes like that character didn't even brake. we'll let you know when the accidents happen. catching an early train, you are good to go, all reporting no delays. eun and joe? >> our time is 5:22, coming up, having trouble catching zd, we'll have news that may cause you to lose even more sleep. police
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after serving less than two weeks of her 90 days jail sentence, lindsay lohan is now free. she left the jail through a side door and most cameras did not capture her departure, she goes straight to rehab program for 90 days. she landed in jail on july 20th
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for violating probation in her 2007 dui case. if you don't sleep much during the week and you think you can make up for it during the weekend, think again. researchers at the university of pennsylvania recently studied adults who got four hours of sleep a night for one work week. they found those people had shorter attention spans and delayed reaction times. you can't make up for the lost sleep. joe, we're in trouble. when the participate pants were allowed to get ten hours to recover t. wasn't enough to get their cognition back to normal. >> huh? >> we're doomed. >> not good. >> if you're hanging at the jersey shore, maybe snooki isn't the only thing making waves. this isn't what you want to see while swimming in the ocean either. >> a shark swam onto the shore in seaside park in new jersey. the home video shows the shark beaching around, looking around,
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no snooki, thn swam back out to sea. the life guard closed the beach. maybe it was trying to get away from all tv sets so it didn't have to see that show. >> the sad thing you know who snooki is. >> that is very sad. sad for our culture that i know. our time is 5:27. still ahead this hour, the troubled oil well beneath the gulf may be sealed forever, but another controversy could be brewing for bp. >> four people are stabbed outside of a popular banquet hall and the
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good morning, i'm eun yang. >> i'm joe krebs, welcome back to "news 4 today." it is the 2nd of august, 2010. it looks kind of hazy and cloudy, 70 degrees here in the nation's capital. we'll see if we get rain today. >> we are. some people will get rain and others will not. there is a chance and there is already a little bit of light rain showing up on the radar. prince george's county, annapolis along the western shore down into calvert county and leonard town. be on the lookout for a couple
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of showers. here you can see on doppler radar, the track of the light rain showers going northbound coming off the northern neck into portions of charles county and southern prince georges towards brandy wine and ann arundel, a couple of light sprinkle there's. right near laurl and jessup, be on the lookout for a little light rain on the eastern side of our fair city. mid upper 80s, but a lot of folks will stay dry on monday. most everybody will be dry tomorrow but then back to scattered thunderstorms and the problem is by the time we get to the middle of the week, high temperatures once again, 95 or higher for wednesday, thursday and friday this week. as you know, 5:30 on a monday morning is when we worry about next weekend. >> 2 0 southbound, pretty much
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wide open so far. frederick all the way down to rockville, let's see if there's anything to worry about. north lynn street looking good. catching a train this morning, so far metro rail and vre and marc all looking good. metro riders get an extra day before a new fare hike goes into effect. paper tickets will go up a quarter more per trip. the peak of the peak fee will take effect for trips between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. during the week. the 20 cent increase will not apply to morning fares until later in the month. people say they are willing to pay if metro is willing to make some improvements. >> if the service gets better, i'll be fine with t the trains can run on time, i can't afford a car in the city. if they can get the trains running on time and quick, i'll pay it. >> metro officials say they had to delay the new peak of the peak fee to upgrade the computer
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system. we're following a developing story out of alaska, where a large plane crashed in denali national forest and sparked a fire. this crash comes just four days after military cargo plane crashed outside of anchorage killing all four people on board. yesterday's crash did not involve a military plane and it is unknown how many may have died in the crash. the fire started by the plane has been contained. now to the gulf oil disaster. the final preparations are under way for the so-called static kill process. this is first step towards permanently sealing off the broken well a mile deep under water. kristen dahlgren reports. overnight, last minute preparation that's could by tonight have hundreds of barrels of mud filling the leaking well. >> a sequence of events that have been to be followed before
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they can start pumping mud into the stack itself. >> reporter: mud will pour in from the top, the so-called static kill followed by a bottom kill in about a week. in louisiana's bayous there were signs of a beginning. >> i would eat the food and feed it to my family. >> reporter: for those who live here the spill is a dark stain on everything and the biggest fear now of being forgotten as work moves forward. >> millions of gallons of oil in there hiding below the surface. you fly around, it might not look so bad. in the next couple of years, we have serious work to do. >> reporter: work they are now bracing for, even as they pray. >> asking god's protection on our waterways as well for the restoration and cleanup efforts and for safety of the men and women working. >> reporter: that this could really be the week that brings them one huge step closer to the end.
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the coast guard has committed to being a part of the cleanup through the end of this year. kristen dahlgren, venice, louisiana. >> bp is defending the way it used chemicals to break up the oil. a bp spokesman says the company worked hand in hand with the epa and coast guard since the beginning. edward markey said they carpet bombed the ocean with the coast guard's approval and says the long-term effects on the sea are unknown. bp's chief operating officer says he would eat seafood from the gulf and feed it to his family as well. doug suttles made the comment touring louisiana yesterday. some states along the gulf have started reopening their waters to fishing. still, there is concern over damage to seafood from the oil and from the chemical dispersants.
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suttles cited testing done by a number of agencies saying they would not allow fishing there if the fish are not safe to eat. this morning, police are investigating a deadly kayaking accident in the potomac river. divers found kenneth hug inz. they were kayaking a mile south of bellhaven marina. his kayak tipped over. the nephew in a separate kayak was rescued. police in montgomery county need your help identifying a jogger hit and killed by a marc train near the kensington station. the man's body was found in the tracks but he did not have identification. no one who knows him has come forward. police canvassed the area handing out flyers with a sketch of the man. he appeared to be an avid runner
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and in his 30s. >> i can't imagine anybody not being reported missing after a week and not having people notice. he appeared to be somebody very fit, youngish, you're thinking this is something who has to have community -- a connection somewhere. somewhere. >> police are asking anyone who knows anything about this man to come forward. a fight that local party venue has leflt four people injured this morning at the la fontaine bleu catering hall in lanham, maryland. tracee wilkins is at the catering hall with more good morning. >> reporter: we're waiting to get more information from police, more specific about exactly what happened here yesterday. as it stands, police are saying that multiple people were stabbed after a huge fight that happened outside of the hall involving 12 people. it happened around 6:15 yesterday evening at the la
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fontaine bleu, someone would works here says there was a crab feast event and it appears the stabbing happened after the event was over. here's how one employee describes it. >> everybody has having a good time, eating and dancing and the next thing i know, went back to work for a few minutes and here comes the news to me that somebody was stabbed out here. >> reporter: last check, three people were in stable condition, one person in critical condition. police say suspects -- several suspects fled in a black suv heading towards the beltway. that's all of the information they released at this point. they are asking anyone with information to give them a call. tracee wilkins, live in lanham. >> the widower of a para medic who died in a helicopter crash is now filing a wrongful death suit against the government. kenneth mallard is seeking $7
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million. his wife is one of people who dialed in the crash. his attorney says he deserves the compensation because of negligence of the aviation air traffic controllers. relatives of nikki lippy filed a 50 million lawsuit back in march. still ahead, a roman catholic nun killed in a car crash and police say the other driver was drunk. chuck and jerry will be back with your weather and traffic on the ones. stay with us. [ malantiques can be nice.
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visit verizon.com/fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. good monday morning, i'm chuck bell, i can see clouds but can also see patches of clear sky out there. get ready for a pleasant monday. plenty of clouds and a few spots are getting light rain to help get the grass nice and green. temperatures will climb from the upper 60s and low 70s into the low and mid-80s. here's a check on doppler radar, no heavy rain but there are rain drops now in charles county and prince george's county. even calvert county. most of the rain is in the great state of maryland, not so much towards the blue ridge, all is dry. temperatures later today, mid-80s, with another chance of showers later this afternoon.
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not everybody will get rained on today. back to the low 90s tomorrow and mid-90s by the middle of the week. let's go to jerry for a check on the roads. >> we're loading up very quickly, eastbound 66, i'm a little suspicious of this, it was stop and go a couple of minutes ago heading to points east. i don't see anything in the roadway but kind of unusual this time of the morning, we don't have sunshine obviously. 270 southbound, the initial reports of a nasty accident coming in near the interchange at 370. one car at least one car into the jersey wall. there's a ton of emergency equipment heading there right now. we're on top of it and will get back to you. 5:43. 70 degrees. the tough economic times might be making you a tough cookie when it comes to shopping. how many shoppers are changing their habits at the supermarket. plenty of editorials written about her, now michelle obama is
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penning ab op-ed herself.
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a roman catholic nunn should have been attending a religious retreat but instead she was killed by an alleged drunk driver. denise mossier was with two other nun when their car was hit head on. mosier was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the other car, 23-year-old carlos montano had been charged with dui three times before and had a revoked drifrlgs. the two other nuns were taken to the hospital but are expected to be okay. a new round of metro fare
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hikes with supposed take effect today but they decided to give riders one extra day. megan has the details. >> reporter: good morning, eun. that's right rkts you get a one-day reprieve by metro. there was confusion about the fare charts posted inside of the metro stations, they are going to delay the second phase of fare increases to allow metro to actually post new signs explaining things a bit better. those signs will be posted on the fare machines and will tell people that the new fare chart inside the stations refer to smart trip card users only. they do not refer to folks who pay using paper fare cards. this is significant because those using paper fare cards will have to pay 25 cents more than what is posted on those charts. they are trying to encourage people to switch to the smart trip cards. should also mention the 20-cent
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evening peak of the peak fare increase has been postponed and will take effect tomorrow as well. for folks who ride the metro it is a little confusing, especially to those who don't use it regularly. >> we use it intermittently, for us it is confusing. for regular computers they keep adding money to their cards. >> reporter: how do you feel about paying more? >> it's better nan driving. if it means improving the network and system, yeah, go ahead. >> reporter: and the bottom line here is the increases that were supposed to take effect today have been postponed for one more day. you can keep your eye out for the signs. they'll be posted on the fare machines explaining the new fare charts apply -- the information applies to folks using the smart trip card. what's not posted on the card if you use the paper card, you'll pay more, 25 cents more. they want to make sure everybody knows what they are getting into
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when they pay their fare and make sure the new signs get out there explaining things better. you have 24 more hours until you pay higher fares. >> it will be a good day to get the smart trip cards before the prices go up. megan, thank you. first lady michelle obama has maeld a personal plea for healthier school lunches. she wrote an op-ed piece in the "washington post," urging to pass a bill for more whole grains and less fat and salt and eliminate junk food in school vending machines. number of children eligible for free and low cost meals would also expand. this week we'll get the july jobless numbers, which may have a higher unemployment rate. meanwhile, nancy pel ploosi wano
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vote on the bush tax cuts before the november elections. they are set to expire in january but president obama wants to raise the tax rates next year for individuals making more than 200,000 and couples making more than $250,000 a year. >> you cannot raise taxes on the american people in the middle of a recession. >> i don't see any reason why we should renew a tax cut that only gives a tax cut to the wealthiest people in america. >> the economy grew at a slower rate between the april and june quarter. 5% of americans are buying less and they account for 14% of all of the spending. how would you like to grade yourself on the job you're doing? the president was asked to do that. >> he gave a candid and surprising answer during a tv interview. brian moore has more on what the president has to say on his time in office. >> reporter: it's the kind of
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question presidents hate. how would you grade your time in office? >> it's incomplete. because until the economy has rebounded fully and people are feeling better, we've got a long way to go. >> reporter: the question from cbs news is the same one voters will answer in the congressional elections. in recent weeks, the president has been making stops around the country explaining what he's done so far and why. >> the reason i did that was because i have confidence in you. i have faith in you. >> reporter: in detroit, he defended the bailout of gm and chrysler now adding workers to keep up demand. reframing the old fights on health care reform and the economy. >> the president's policies are killing job creation in america, killing our economy and the american people know it. >> reporter: congressional republicans are turning up the heat as they head home for their
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summer break. >> election were today, we would have a good day. it's a long way until november. >> reporter: for president ob a obama, a little more than three months left to make the grade. brian moore, nbc news, washington. our time is 5:52. time for traffic and weather on twos. >> little delay, it's okay. >> the two instead of one is coming out of mine. outside on a monday morning everybody, hope you enjoyed your cooler than average weekend. one of first times we've had a cooler than average weekend in a long time. outside right now, 72 degrees downtown with a 64-degree dew point, humidity 78% and climbing as a little hint of some light rain showers trying to move into the washington area. be ready for a little moisture first thing on your monday morning, especially if you live in the washington area points eastbound into prince george's
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county down towards anap plis and southern maryland. a couple of light sprinkles grazing the eastern sides of district of columbia, this is no more than a few hundredths of an inch of rain that you may get in the course of the morning hours. you'll have another chance for a shower later today. temperatures are 60s and 70s along the seern seaboard. high pressure will keep a generally south easterly wind flow. when you add a little daytime heating like yesterday, bright sunshine at 11:00 in the morning yesterday then full overcast by 2:00 in the afternoon. we may see something similar to that later on today. that area of high pressure bringing ugs the cooler than average weather that will move away. that's not good news for us. that opens up the flood gates. the intense heat and humidity we endured for the month of july is
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waiting for us across the deep south as we head towards the middle of the week. scattered showers around, staying cooler than ank. temperatures in the low to mid-80s, then for tomorrow, a little bit more sunshine and little bit warmer and highs in the upper 80s to near 90s tomorrow. tomorrow and wednesday look great and our four-day forecast calls for a distinct warming trend for the middle of the week with heat indexes near or above 100 for wednesday, thursday and friday. jerry, how is the traffic? >> along i-270. this is south of montgomery village, beginning to bog down. the issue is the accident we told you about, 270 southbound near i-370. the accident is on the shoulder and the fire department taking the left half of the roadway. let's see if there's anything to worry about elsewhere. 395 to the 14th street bridge, moving along nicely. to the rails, metro is fine vre,
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fredericksburg delayed there. and camden line 18 minutes behind schedule. it's no surprise people's shopping habits have changed during these economic times and it's especially true when it comes to the grocery store. shoppers are being frugal even when it comes to the necessi necessities. >> reporter: the food pantry today looks different than two years ago. a survey of 2,000 grocery shoppers found that 92% of them have changed their grocery shopping habits because old habits were wasteful and wasted money. >> often times when they would go through the pantry, they would end up having to throw things out because it reached the expiration date. >> reporter: the survey found in these tough economic times,
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grocery shoppers are just as willing to pinch pennies on pantry items, to including opting for store brands rather than name brand foods. >> like 85 % said they found a store brand that was as good as or better than a branded manufacturing product. >> reporter: researchers say stores are seeing more use of loyalty cards and coupons and shoppers plan to stick with the new habits even when the economy i impro improves. >> we believe it, they will change the way they stock their pantries moving forward. >> reporter: shoppers are less likely to pay attention to advertising unless there's a discount involved. nbc news. albert haynesworth may try again to pass a conditioning test he has failed twice now. he failed the test twice last week and will get another shot
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today if he feels healthy. he must pass the conditioning test to practice with the rest of the team. he has been attending all team meetings. it's no secret president obama is a big basketball fan. do you think he could pass the conditioning test? >> i think he probably could. >> this weekend he shared his love with his daughter. >> cheering on the washington mystics yesterday, both girls supported jerseys of washington guard number 20. the president may have given the team a home court advantage as he explained the intrakacys of the game to his daughter and her friend. the mystics beat the shock 87-62. you see the ball, they want to make it go through the round thing at the top there with the lacey thing. >> that's what it's all about. >> they said their i dos but still a lot of secrecy
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surrounding chelsea clinton. why postal workers could be called on to save lives coming up at 6:00 a.m.
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delayed. the fare hike metro planned for today is now being pushed back. >> a tragic crash, a roman catholic nun killed by a suspected drunk driver while visiting our area. multiple stabbings, four people stabbed outside of a busy banquet hall. thanks for joining us for "news 4 today." >> i'm joe krebs and let's take a live look outside right now. the capitol is behind us and some sun light getting through the clouds above us, 70 degrees right now.
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still cooler than it has been. >> yesterday was really beautiful. >> tied for the warm he was july ever, since it is our hottest month, made it a tie for the hottest month ever in washington. this is our fourth below average day in a row. i don't see any more than today and perhaps tomorrow with temperatures at or cooler that be average. plenty of chouds out there. i-95 eastbound towards the bay, a couple of sprinkles showing up on radar. rain in southern charles kuptty, traveling northbound so the beltway along i-95, be on the lookout for light rain. western suburbs, i-66 westbound to the blue ridge is dry. we'll call it a partly to mostly cloudy day. we might have a shower or two later today.
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temperatures in the low to mid-80s. >> jerry, it's been a tricky morning on the roads. >> on the beltway, south of town, not bad on the woodrow wilson bridge. inner loop from oxen hill, just checking all of the travel lanes are open. we are good to go at the wilson bridge for the moment. 270 is slow early, the accident around 370 may find the left lane blocked off with the emergency equipment on the scene. out to the rails, metro is okay, vre and fredericksburg slightly delayed. camden is 18 minutes behind schedule. metro riders have one more day before another day of fare hikes takes effect. the transit agency wanted a little extra time to get the word out. megan mcgrath joins frus the west falls church station with
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details. >> reporter: good morning, eun. metro is pushing back their phase two of the fare increases because of some confusion about the fare charts posted inside the stations. the one-day delay will allow metro to post new signs on the fare machines, telling riders that the new fare charts refer to smart trip card users only, not the people who are using the paper fare cards. this is important because those using the paper fare cards will have to pay 25 cents more than what is posted on those fare charts. they are trying to encourage people to switch to smart trip cards, the 20 cent evening peak of the peak fare increase will be postponed by a day. we've been talking to regular riders here and they say it's not a big deal. they understand what's going on. >> do you mind paying more? >> if they kept the service levels up. >> reporter: do you know what's going on with the fares and all
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of that? >> oh, yeah. i don't thing the people that run it necessarily understand it all, but it's a piece of cake. >> not to pay as much but it's cheaper for me to take metro. >> reporter: a lot of folks who ride metro are resigned to the higher fares, although they don't necessarily want to see them. it's a one-day delay in these higher fares. metro workers will be posting the informational signs on the fare machines letting people know that the fares posted on those fare charts inseed the stations, apply to the smart trip cards only. there's an additional fee for the paper fare cards that's not reflected on those charts. they want to make sure everybody understands what's going on before it kicks in. eun, back to you. >> megan, thank you. >> a roman catholic nun from richmond was supposed to attend a religious treat but was killed
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by a drunk driver. denise mosier was with two other nuns driving through bristow when their car was hit head on. mosier was sitting in the back seat and reportedly not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. carlos montano was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and charged with dui three times before and had a revoked driver's license. >> sister denise was a beautiful person, a very spiritual person and very jovial, happy person. she loved music and dance and she loved teaching. >> the other two nuns in the car were taken to the hospital in critical condition but they are expected to survive. this morning police in montgomery county are trying to identify a jogger hit and killed by a marc train near the kensington station a week ago.
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the man did not have any i.d. and no one who knows him has come forward. police canvassed the area handing out flyerwise a sketch of the men. he was in his 30s and appeared to be an avid runner. and police are asking anyone who knows anything about this man to come forward. and this morning police are investigating a deadly kayaking accident in the potomac river over the weekend. divers found 46-year-old kenneth huggins. 24 hours earlier they were kayaking a mile south of bell haven ma rena. police say that huggins' kayak tipped over. the nephew in a separate kayak was rescued. a large cargo plan burst into flames after crashing in
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denali national forest in alaska causing a forest fire. this crash comes four days after a military cargo plane crashed outside of anchorage killing all four people on board. it is unknown how many people may have dialed in the crash. the military says it is not one of their planes. we're following a developing story, a weather front combined with heavy monday soon rains caused the rest floods on record in pakistan. 1 million have been displaced by the high water. the cleanup continues in china, floods and landslides have left 100 people dead or missing. chinese state television showed video of the floodwaters in northeast china, nearly 600,000 people have been evacuated. look at that. the more heavy rain could come later this week. >> unbelievable rains out there. 6:07 is your time.
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70 degrees. what vandals did that forced a local water park to shut down. michelle obama's message, using a local paper to make
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good morning, welcome back. if you barely sleep during the workweek and think can you make up for it on the weekend, think again. researchers studlied adults who got lack of sleep during the workweek. they had shorter attention spans and found you can never, never make up for lost sleep. when the participants were alloweded to get ten hours of sleep to recover, it was not enough to get their cognition back to normal. my cognition has not been back to normal for a number of years. >> we would need like three weeks of sleep basically and even then might not be the same. we're doomed on this shift. >> i do get that feeling. the weekend shift, i usually work is no better. this a crazy business we work in. >> but we love what we do, right, joe? >> exactly.
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i love my job but that alarm clock is in danger, public enemy number one around here. temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s this morning. 9 degrees in falls church. here's a check of doppler radar, a couple of sprinkles east of 95. zoom it in for you there. down to a couple of sprinkles and colonial beach a few lone some rain drops. bowie to silver spring, a sprinkle or two. you folks in the western suburbs west of i-95, especially western fairfax county, you'll be rain free this morning. still a slight chance of more showers this afternoon. heat and haze and humidity come back into the picture for wednesday and thursday and friday. back to you. >> let's head on out. for the most part on the virginia side we're doing well. capitol beltway down to springfield, travel lanes are open and dry there.
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on the prince george's side, we do have rain showers being reported now. be careful if you're traveling around central avenue, inner loop at the bw parkway, be cautious over there, roads are slick. >> 6:13, ahead on "news 4 tod " today." the wedding is over but the secrecy continues. albert haynesworth is getting testy. what's ahead for the biggest redskin today. >> people are being warned about a danger waiting at
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happened yesterday evening and a fight happened, 12 people were involved in the fight. four people ended up being transported to the hospital. three people are now in stable condition. one in critical. it happened around 6:15 yesterday evening at the la foun taken blue. there was a crab fest event and it appears the stabbing happened when the event was over. several suspects fled in a black su vuxt heading towards the beltway. at this time we have no additional information. police are asking anyone with information to give them a call. i'm tracee wilkins, live in lanham, back to you in the studio. police are on the lookout for vandals who trashed a virginia water park this weekend. they struck early on saturday morning and take a look at the damage at the water works. the prince william park authority took these pictures. they broke into a freezer and dumped hamburgers and french
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fries and pretzels into the main pool. they tossed tables and chairs in and put cheese all over the slide. the damage was so bad, the main pool had to be drained and sanitized then refilled. >> unfewer rated at the fact that someone did this to the park. not mad we had to clean this all up. i was mad that someone had the audacity to do this. the damage cost an estimated $16,000. the water park will reopen today. we have a warning for those who live in fairfax county. someone has been making homemade bombs and placing them in mailboxes. at heest eight explosives have been discovered so far in various neighborhoodses. police say the bombs are made with over counter supplies like drano and baking soda. some also contained shredded aluminum as shrapnel.
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one woman was burned when she tried to remove a bottle that had exploded inside her mailbox. former vice president dick cheney hopes to head home from the hospital soon. doctors perform open heart surgery inserting a small pump. the daughter confirmed cheney is out of care and hopes to be released later this week to continue recouperating at home. cheney is suffering from con jessive heart failure and had five heart attacks. the president plans to talk about the progress being made to meet his military strategy in iraq. he's set a deadline to draw down combat troops by the end of this month. a transitional force of 50,000 troops would remain to train iraqi security forces. president obama says all u.s. troops will be gone from iraq by the end of next year.
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first lady michelle obama has made a personal plea for healthier school lunch. she wrote an op-ed piece encouraging congress to pass a child nutrition bill. it would require more fruits and vegetables and whole grains as well as less fat and salt in school breakfast and lunches. it would help to eliminate junk food in vending machines. the number of low income children eligible for free and reduced cost meals will also expand. the former first daughter chelsea clinton is on her hon honeymo honeymoon. the question is where. chelsea clinton was married on saturday at an exclusive estate along the hudson river. she wore two gowns from vera wang, not at the same time though. one for the ceremony and another for the reception. her mother, the secretary of state, hillary clinton wore a dress by oscar dela rent at a,
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and the groom wore a tuxedo and no word on who made the former president's tuxedo. haynesworth failed a test twice last week and will get another shot today if he feels healthy. in the meantime he seems to adopted a press secretary, deflecting all questions to his representative, a member of the redskins pr staff. >> when do you expect to take the test? >> when -- how are you feeling? >> whatever mike says. >> excuse us, coming through. >> whatever mike says is the answer. haynesworth must pass a conditioning test in order to practice with the rest of the team. >> eun says she could do that
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conditioning testes easily on a bicycle. >> you can bench press 300 pounds if need be. >> he has to pass the test. >> he's a professional athlete. >> do it just for kicks. >> i'll do the running part. if there's weight lifting involved, i'm not your man. outside, plenty of clouds out there. a little bit of light rain on the radar as well. certainly not going to do a whole lot to alleviate the dry conditions out there. 72 in washington this morning. 66 rain free degrees in martins burg, west virginia. 69 and dry in win chester. couple of sprinkles marching northbound on the western side of the bay. primarily in the eastern suburbs down into charles county, some sprinkles now from waldorf southbound also some showers now right along route 4 coming up
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out of calvert county and prince george's county and couple of showers in western howard and few rain drops in montgomery county maryland. we will have a mostly dry day with temperatures back into the mid 80s by later this afternoon. it's going to be hot and humid just in time for the middle of the week. temperatures by wednesday and thursday back up into the mid-90s. cloudy and cooler than average today. on the top side of the capital beltway around university boulevard, looks a little damp. we did have the little shower move through, so it might be a bit slick. south of town, the wilson bridge are okay, greenbelt accident on the beltway near the baltimore washington parkway. police are there deing with that. also, 95 southbound had an accident right as you approach the beltway. metro rail is fine and vre still has the delay on fredericksburg
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lindsay lohan is out of jail and on her way to rehab after serving two weeks of her jail sentence. she was released about two hours ago and reportedly dodged the cameras by leaving through a side door. she'll go straight to a rehab program for 90 takes. the 20-year-old actress landed in jail back on july the 20th because she violated probation in her 2007 dui case. the postal service in minneapolis, st. paul is now ready to deliver life saving drugs in case of an anthrax attack or other terrorist biological weapons attack. this is the only city so far that is trained letter carriers, efforts are under way in six other cities, but they are not being revealed. in many cases of biological war
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fair victims can be saved if they begin taking antibiotics shortly after being exposed. encouraging news from the gulf of mexico, experts saying the week of ahead could see the end of the spill. a man hit and killed by a train in montgomery county, police are left with a mystery.
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fare warning, metro is pushing back the planned hike needing more time to get the word out. today could be the day the damaged oil rig is finally plugged. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang, we're taking a live look outside at 6:30 in the morning. it is 70 degrees, we enjoyed a nice weekend, cooler than normal temperatures and today it seems like we'll have a repeat, a nice day. >> you must have come back from vacation just in time for the slightly cooler weather. >> brought the weather with mem >> we'll send you on vacation -- >> thank you. >> she's going to deliver the bill shortly. temperatures 0s in the western suburbs, 72
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downtown, 72 in culpepper. and here's a look at the doppler, you can see little showers drifting primarily through charles county, saint mary's county maryland, into sourp prince george's county and sprinkles into the annapolis area. maryland viewers, be on the lookout for a couple of light rain drops but all is dry this morning. our forecast is still another 30% chance for showers coming up later this afternoon. temperatures will reach the low to mid-80s today. back into the 90s for tomorrow. the humidity comes back into the picture and it's going to be flat out august hot around here as we head towards wednesday and thursday and friday. temperatures back into the mid and upper 90s. jerry, it's almost 7:00 a.m. on a monday morning. next weekend looking dry. >> we will head out and see how the monday morning commute is going. on 270, the only incident so far was the accident on 370 on the shoulder, after that, everything is moving along very smoothly.
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let's see how we're doing on the 95 corridor. southbound 95 in maryland, very slow from at least 212 down to the beltway, wrapping up the earlier accident there. on the rails this morning, looks like metro is doing okay. we have delays on vre and on marc rail, camden line has a delay. metro riders get an extra day before a new fare hike goes into effect. paper tickets will go up a quarter more per trip. the peak of the peak fee will take effect for trips from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. it won't apply to morning fares until later in the month. metro officials had to delay the new peak of the peak fee to upgrade the new computer system. police in montgomery county need your help eye identifying a jogger hit by a train.
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he did not have identification and no one who knows him has come forward. police canvassed the area handing out flyers with a sketch of the man. officers say he appears to be in his 30s and appears to have been an avid runner. >> i can't imagine anybody not being reported missing after a week. and not having people notice, he appeared to be somebody very fit, youngish, you're thinking this is something who has to have community -- a connection somewhere. >> and police are asking anyone who might know anything about this man or this case to please contact them. police are investigating a deadly kayaking accident. divers found 46-year-old kenneth huggins of suitland around 11:30 in the morning. 24 hours earlier he and his nephew were kayaking in
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alexandria. huggins' take ykayak tipped ove. it's not clear what caused the kayak to overturn. >> now to the gulf oil disaster. this could be the week we see the first big step to a permanent kill to the leaking well. kristen dahlgren reports from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: out at the well overnight, last minute preparation that's could by tonight have hundreds of barrels of mud filling the leaking well. >> a sequence of events that have been to be followed before they can start pumping mud into the stack itself. >> reporter: mud will pour in from the top, the so-called static kill followed by a bottom kill through the relief well in about a week. in louisiana's bayous there were signs of a new beginning. >> i would eat the seafood out of the gulf and feed it to my family.
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>> reporter: for knows who live here, the spill is a dark stain on everything and the biggest fear now of being forgotten as work moves forward. >> millions of gallons of oil in there hiding beneath the surface. you fly around and it might not look so bad. in the next couple of years, we have serious work to do. >> reporter: work they are now bracing for, even as they pray. >> asking god's protection on our waterways as well for the restoration and cleanup efforts and safety of the men and women working. >> reporter: that this could really be the week that brings them one huge step closer to the end. the coast guard has committed to being a part of the cleanup through the end of this year. kristen dahlgren, venice, louisiana. bp's chief operating officer says he would eat seafood from the gulf and feed it to his family as well. doug sut ls made the comment while touring louisiana. some states have reopened the
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waters to fishing. still there's concern because of the chemical dispersants. we know now who owned the large cargo plane that crashed in the denali forest in alaska and exploded sparking a forest fire. no word on how many people were on board. the plane belonged to all west freight incorporated, a company based out of alaska. this comes four days after a military cargo plane crashed near anchorage killing four people. our time is 6:36, still ahead, a nun visiting our area becomes the victim of a terrible crash. the driver responsible was drunk. >> where police are warning people about a danger waiting at the curb. a rush of homemade bombs being left in mailboxes. first we'll check monday morning weather and
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6:39, and 70 degrees and low hang being clouds keeping things
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nice and cool as we get into the beginning of august. >> we appreciate the coolness we can get because by mid week we are back to 90s and humidity. >> july will go in the report books as tied as the hottest month ever in washington. >> in the history of the world. >> in the history of the world. >> it felt like it after june. >> record warm july and 31 out of the 50 states. it was a hot month not just here but all across the east and deep south. it was three 100ths of a degree cooler than july of 1993. 83.06 was the one we had and 83.09 was the back one in 1993. not that you noticed it a heck of a lot. this morning as we get under way, temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s. there are delightful showers
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across northbound into prince george's county. our friends be on the lookout for a little bit of wet roadway first thing this morning. you can see a couple of sprinkles in waldorf and coming off the northern neck into portions of prince george's county. silver spring and bowie and brandy wine now have wet pavement. temperatures in are the 60s and 70s. plenty of clouds around our area. a couple of light rain showers but we'll be warming things back up by the middle of the week. today scattered showers and cooler than average with temperatures in the low to mid-80s across the area. and then that memory of july comes roaring back as we head towards wednesday and thursday and friday. temperatures will be in the mid to upper 90s. heat index is back near 100. >> heading out to the american legion bridge, no worries right
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now. traveling between tyson's corner and i-270 spur looking good. dry payment, let's update you heading into town, we're doing pretty well. no major accidents reported at any in anna cost i can't bridge. a troubling new report on the dangers lurking in every home. >> a summer bummer for local children, vandals run wild and shut down a water park. coming up next, four people stabbed when violence breaks out
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a fight at the local party venue left four people injured. it happened at the la fontaine bleu catering hall where an event was happening at the time of the stabbings. here's more. >> reporter: good morning, joe, we're told that four people were stabbed here and it all happened after a fight that included about 12 people. this happened yesterday evening around 6:15. right now we understand there are three people in stable condition. one person in critical as you said it happened here at the la fontaine bleu. someone who works here said there was a crab feast inside and it appears the stabbing happened after the event was over just outside of the venue. here's how one employee describes it.
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>> everybody was having a good time eating and dancing and next thing i know went back to work for a few minutes and here comes the news to me that somebody was stabbed out here. >> reporter: police say according to witnesses, several suspects fled in a black suv headed towards the beltway. no more suspect information. we're looking out for more information, like exactly what was going on inside of the hall, who rented it and how did all of this happen. police are still putting those facts together. tracee wilkins, live in lanham, back to you in the studio. the widower of a volunteer para medic who died in a maryland state police helicopter crash in 2008 is filing a wrongful death suit against the federal government. kenneth mallard is seeking 7 million. his wife was one of four people who died in the crash. his attorney his he deserves the compensation because of negligence of air traffic
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controllers. relatives of flid paramedic lippy filed a $50 million lawsuit back in march. a nun who was on her way to a religious retreat was killed on her way. mosier was sitting in the back seat and not wearing a seat belt and pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the other car, carlos, montano was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and charged with dui three times before and driving apparently with a revoked license. >> i feel sorry for him. because i think a person who drinks a whole lot has a problem, an alcohol problem which is a sickness and needs treatment. >> the other two nuns in the car were taken to the hospital in critical condition but they are expected to survive.
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police are on the lookout this morning for vandals who trashed a virginia water park this weekend. the vandals struck early does saturday morning. the an prince william park authority took these pictures. the vandals broke into a freezer and dumped hamburgers and french fries and pretzels into the main pool. they tossed tables and chairs in as well. the main pool had to be drained and sanitized and refilled. the pool will reopen today. we have a warning for people with young children in the house. a new study shows how dangerous and toxic household cleaners can be in the hands of children. more than a quarter million children under the age of five had been rushed to the hospital since 1990 after ingesting household cleaners. nearly half of the poisonings happened with spray bottles. >> spray bottles have a nozzle
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you can duturn to change the stream, that's not necessarily child resistant. experts urge parents to keep cleaners locked away in cabinets and in original containers. many are hoping to turn back the clock in an effort to lure drivers back to their pumps. courtney regan joins us with more on that. >> reporter: good morning to you, it's what's in the name. bp gas station owners are hoping it's a lot. the 11,300 stations are hoping to change to the amico name. we've got brand news for blackberry owners in the middle
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east. the highly crypted data makes it difficult to monitor, blackberry producers has gone into battle and india threatened to shut down service unless they are allowed to monitor message. and the threat went unrel leez pd. courtney, thank you. if you fly spirit airlines, you know how a choice between carrying lesson board on less in your wallet. the airline is now charging for all carry-on baggage that does not fit under the seat. this is that unpopular fee that was announced earlier this year and got the attention of congress. spirit's president says the carry-on baggage has gotten out of control. passengers who need space in the
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overhead bins will be charged $30 at check in. that goes up to $45 if they pay at the gate. i wonder what do they charge you to check your bags. >> a lot of airlines charge 25 bucks and you guys were both saying the last time the story came out t. would be smarter to charge for the over-head bins. >> encourage everybody check their bags so there's no carry-on luggage. >> we've all been there. people bring everything, the kitchen sinking going in the overhead, weightlifting, all out there. what can we do? we can only change the world so much at a time. plenty of clouds out there. first thing to get your workweek started. a live picture not too far from fletcher's boat house, folks getting their jog on or bike ride on in a first thing monday
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morning. plenty of clouds hanging over washington first thing this morning. temperatures are in the upper 60s and low 70s now. 72 degrees at national airport. 66 is our dew point. a little bit on the humid side out there. humidity now at 83%. 69 degrees in fairfax and loudoun counties, all is die in manassas and towards warrington. 69 and dry in winchester this morning. there are light rain showers off the northern neck. not going to make a lot of rain but make for wet roadways, be careful and lower speeds a little bit if the road is wet. high pressure in charge of our weather and a lot of low level moisture coming in. yesterday when we had bright sunshine for late morning and early afternoon hours, that bright sunshine can turn a lot of low level moisture back into clouds and we may face the same thing later this afternoon. watch out for another chance for showers coming up later today.
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no severe weather and no heavy thunderstorms expected. that is welcome news. cloudy skies today. scattered showers, a little break or two of sunshine. temperatures cooler than average. tomorrow a little bit more sunshine and warmer and more humid as well. a risk of an outside chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow. if you're driving down to the beach today, tomorrow and wednesday look like great beach days. it is time for us to take our august recess, it's going to get hot and sticky around here again. not too bad today or tomorrow, but wednesday and thursday, the same ugliness from july. >> thanks, ugliness and jerry all in one sentence. travel lanes are open, no accidents, everybody is slowing down through the work zone. into town, new york avenue, kenilworth avenue, nothing to fear. on the rail this morning, still doing pretty well. metro rail, fredericksburg 302
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remains behind a couple of minutes on vre. two issues on mark rail, and brunswick 892, seven minutes behind schedule. >> metro riders are supposed to be hit with another round of fare hikes as of today. but the transit agency decided to get riders a small break, hoping to inform more people about the changes about they take effect tomorrow. megan mcgrath joins us from the west falls church station tomorrow. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, joe, a small break, they are delaying the fare increase by one day so it's going to kick in actually on tuesday. this is the second phase of the fair increase, they are delaying it because of confusion about the fare charts posted inside the station. the delay will allow metro to post signs on the fare machines telling riders the new fare charts refer to smart trip card
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users only not to people who use the paper fare cards. knows using paper fare cards will pay 25 cents more than what is posted on the fare charlts in the station. they are trying to encourage people to switch to the smart trip cards. the 20 cent evening peak of the peak fare increase will be delayed by a day. this has been confusing for folks who ride, especially those who don't ride regularly. >> well, we use it intermittent intermittently, it is confusing. for the regular computers, they keep adding money to their cards. >> how do you feel about paying more? >> well, it's better than driving. >> if it means improving the network and system, yeah, go ahead. >> reporter: the increases will take effect on tuesday. what they'll do today is put up other signs explaining to folks the differences in those fare charts, the fact that what is
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posted only refers to the smart trip cards, not the paper cards. people will be aware, if you pay using the paper card, you will pay a quarter more. they want to make sure everybody is clear on that. back to you, joe. >> thanks very much. megan mcgrath, reporting live. 6:56 is your time. fairfax county police are warning residents after homemade bombs were found in several mailboxes it happened at least eight times. one woman was burned when trying to remove a bottle from her mailbox. albert haynesworth may try to pass a conditioning test he failed test. did he not take the test this weekend because he was nursing a swollen knee. he must pass the conditioning test in order to practice with the rest of the team. first lady michelle obama is making a plea for healthier school lunches in the "washington post."
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he is urging congress to pass the child nutrition build, less fat and salt in lunches and eliminating junk food. that is "news 4 today," thank you for starting your monday with us. >> the "today" show is next. we hope you join us tomorrow morning, we start early at 4:30 a.m. until then, have a great day. >> bye.
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